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The objective of this clinical study is to evaluate the operative performance of the PEAK PlasmaBlade 4.0 during bilateral breast reduction; to monitor and record post-operative pain, adverse events and skin scarring following surgery; and compare these outcomes to the current standard of care.
Bilateral breast reduction is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess breast tissue from both female breasts for therapeutic or cosmetic indications. The purpose of the breast reduction is to decrease the weight of the breasts and restructure the breast tissue for a more favorable appearance. Typically, a scalpel is used for the skin incision and a traditional electrosurgical device is used to cut away any excess tissue.
The PEAK PlasmaBlade™ uses pulsed radiofrequency (RF) energy and a highly-insulated handpiece design to enable precision cutting and coagulation at the point of application. The PlasmaBlade has received FDA clearance for use in plastic, general, and ENT surgery, and has demonstrated a significantly reduced thermal injury profile in incised tissue compared to traditional electrosurgical devices. It is hypothesized that this benefit may improve the post-operative outcome of patients undergoing bilateral breast reduction.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment
PEAK PlasmaBlade, Traditional Electrosurgery with scalpel
Tri-City Medical Center
Enrolling by invitation
Peak Surgical, Inc.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:11:23-0400
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